Sylvia Blackburn Smith 98, of Sidney, KY passed away Tuesday March 26, 2013 at her residence. She was born July 19, 1914 at Canada, Ky to the late James Ballard and Mazie Smith Blackburn. She is also preceded in death by her husband George Smith, one brother; Willie Casher Blackburn and two sisters; Leona Stanley and Darlene Crigger. She was a homemaker and a member of the Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church.
She is survived by one daughter; Bonnie Jean Bentley of Mentor, OH one son: Chester Ray May of Wakaka, IN. Step Daughters: Sylba (Bob) Scott of Orlando, Fl and Betty Jewel (Julian) Howell of CA. Twin brothers; Paris (Phyllis) Blackburn of Galena, OH and Wayne (Fay) Blackburn of Sidney, Ky. sisters; Dolly Deskins of Sidney, Ky Arminda Stanley of Sidney, KY Jean H. (Ralph) Williamson of Fallston, MD and Yvonne (Kenneth) Williamson of Brownstown, MI. Grandchildren: Gary Lee (Shirley) Bentley, Jackie (Connie) Bentley, Dennis (Jaycn) Bentley, William Paris (Patty) Bentley, Ricky Bentley, Randy (Mary Ann) Bentley Scott (Brenda) Bentley, Robert Bentley and Theresa (Doug) Anderson, Roger Wayne (Billie) May, James Paris (Brenda) May and Ronald E. May. Step Grandchildren: Jeff Howell, Jay Howell, Jennifer H Creech and Gregory Scott. Twenty Two Great Grandchildren. Eight Step Great Grandchildren and Eighteen Great Great Grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted at 11 AM Friday March 29, 2013 at the Dix Fork Old Regular Baptist Church with Elders Stony Blackburn, Lacy Walters, Edward L. Smith, Tommy Dials and Richard Staton officiating. Burial will follow at Blackburn Cemetery, Sidney, Ky with grandsons serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Nephews, Daniel Stanley and Dix Fork Brothers of the Church. Visitation will be after 6 PM Wednesday and Thursday night at the funeral home with special services both nights at 7 PM with Old Regular Baptist Ministers officiating. R. E.. Rogers Funeral Home of Belfry, KY in is charge of arrangements. Online condolences at rerogersfuneralhome.com